188 episodes

A weekly discussion for the established church about the challenges and issues church leaders face. Led by Micah Fries (Brainerd Baptist, Chattanooga TN), Sam Rainer (West Bradenton Baptist Church, Bradenton FL) and Josh King (2ND Baptist, Conway AR). The show is produced by Jay Allen (facebook.com/jayallenlive/) in Dallas TX.

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    • 4.8, 125 Ratings

A weekly discussion for the established church about the challenges and issues church leaders face. Led by Micah Fries (Brainerd Baptist, Chattanooga TN), Sam Rainer (West Bradenton Baptist Church, Bradenton FL) and Josh King (2ND Baptist, Conway AR). The show is produced by Jay Allen (facebook.com/jayallenlive/) in Dallas TX.

    I Am So Tired (Ep. 189)

    I Am So Tired (Ep. 189)

    Every pastor experiences a season of weariness and being tired. On this episode, we discuss how pastors can lead while tired. When you're tired as a church leader, it is important to know what to share with your spouse. When you're tired as a pastor, you must lead from a place of optimism and not negativity. Isolation is never good when you're tired as a church leader. Develop friends who can help you filter and discern what's next. When you're tired one key to a less stressful week is getting your sermon done early.

    You need to learn more about two great resources from Church Initiative. The makers of GriefShare and DivorceCare offer a team of experienced coaches. They equip your church members to get the program started—so it’s not on your plate.

    Pastors are saying these are among the easiest, most effective ministries they’ve ever offered. Check out GriefShare and DivorceCare.

    • 25 min
    What's So Funny? (Ep. 188)

    What's So Funny? (Ep. 188)

    Humor is an underrated leadership tool. Pastors can diffuse tension with winsomeness and wit. Preaching should include humor but be careful with how you use jokes in the pulpit. Practical jokes are one way to build camaraderie with church staff. In this episode, Sam and Micah discuss the ways in which pastors can lead through humor.

    You need to learn more about two great resources from Church Initiative. The makers of GriefShare and DivorceCare offer a team of experienced coaches. They equip your church members to get the program started—so it’s not on your plate.

    Pastors are saying these are among the easiest, most effective ministries they’ve ever offered. Check out GriefShare and DivorceCare.

    • 34 min
    Transitioning from Preaching to Pastoring (Ep. 186)

    Transitioning from Preaching to Pastoring (Ep. 186)

    Preaching is not the same as shepherding. The transition from preaching to pastoring involves building credibility through relationships. Pastors should be accessible to their congregation.
    Create a "GIP" list to start building relationships. The GIP list includes the top givers, influencers, and problem makers. When you meet with church members, ask them two questions. How did you come to know Jesus? How did you come to our church?

    You need to learn more about two great resources from Church Initiative. The makers of GriefShare and DivorceCare offer a team of experienced coaches. They equip your church members to get the program started—so it’s not on your plate.

    Pastors are saying these are among the easiest, most effective ministries they’ve ever offered. Check out GriefShare and DivorceCare.

    • 33 min
    The Pastor Before You (Ep. 185)

    The Pastor Before You (Ep. 185)

    We feel there is an ever looming shuffle of lead pastoral positions. With that in mind many of our listeners will find themselves interacting with the "former pastor". It is an inevitable reality of leading an already established church. In this episode Josh and Sam tackle some of the hardships that come from interacting with your predecessor and some of the ways in which you can make that relationship something of value and joy.

    You need to learn more about two great resources from Church Initiative. The makers of GriefShare and DivorceCare offer a team of experienced coaches. They equip your church members to get the program started—so it’s not on your plate.

    Pastors are saying these are among the easiest, most effective ministries they’ve ever offered. Check out GriefShare and DivorceCare.

    • 33 min
    How to Read a Church (Ep. 184)

    How to Read a Church (Ep. 184)

    The question new candidates and new pastors need to ask is "who is this church?" The guys spend this episode talking through the details and issues you need to think through when considering the particulars of your church.

    You need to learn more about two great resources from Church Initiative. The makers of GriefShare and DivorceCare offer a team of experienced coaches. They equip your church members to get the program started—so it’s not on your plate.

    Pastors are saying these are among the easiest, most effective ministries they’ve ever offered. Check out GriefShare and DivorceCare.

    • 33 min
    What We Have Lost (Ep. 183)

    What We Have Lost (Ep. 183)

    Micah and Sam share some thoughts about what has been lost during this time of quarantine.

    You need to learn more about two great resources from Church Initiative. The makers of GriefShare and DivorceCare offer a team of experienced coaches. They equip your church members to get the program started—so it’s not on your plate.

    Pastors are saying these are among the easiest, most effective ministries they’ve ever offered. Check out GriefShare and DivorceCare.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

jschmidt79 ,

Love it!

Like Sam I am ready to fight at the drop of the hat

Bivo Pastor ,

Great help to bivocational pastors!

This podcast does a great job of talking about the things that I face in a general way. As a bivocational pastor in a rural community with a church with 85 in attendance and 120 years of tradition, these guys speak to things that I can do, and do so with an appropriate respect. Check them out!

Brand0n Hens0n ,

Amazing Help

Love this podcast! Loose format that’s conversational, but VERY practical!

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